Attempted break-ins appeal

Police Scotland
Police Scotland

Police are appealing for witnesses following two attempted break-ins in Newcastleton last week.

Between 9.45pm on Tuesday, March 22 and 12.30am the following day, attempts were made to enter both the Copshaw Kitchen Tea Room and Gift Shop, North Hermitage Street, and the Olive Tree Cafe, South Hermitage Street.

Despite no access being gained, significant damage was caused to the doors of both premises.

Officers are also investigating a break-in at Jedburgh, Bowling Club, Allars Mill, at around 11.40pm last Tuesday.

While it appears no items were stolen, the building’s external security was damaged and enquiries are continuing to identify those responsible.

Constable Ian Knipe, from the force’s community investigation unit in Galashiels, told the Hawick News: “At this time there is no evidence to suggest any link between the Newcastleton attempted break-ins and the Jedburgh incident, however, we will keep an open mind and would ask that anyone with information relating to any of these incidents contacts police immediately.

“In addition, anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity around these premises or can help us identify those responsible should also come forward.”

Those with information can contact police on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity (anonymously) on 0800 555 111.